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Should the International Criminal Court have issued war crimes charges against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi long before he was killed?

  • Yes, they should have.

    Yes, I believe that the International Criminal Court should have issued war crimes charges against Muammar Gaddafi. There is evidence that he ordered bombardments and starved the people of Misrata during a four month siege. Army units were also instructed to do things that went against the Geneva Convention like hunt down injured rebels.

  • Yes, They Should Have

    I believe the International Criminal Court should have issued war crimes charges against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi long before he was killed. It seems to me that in the International Criminal Court fails to provide the services they were created for in the most dire of times. This is a good example of that.

  • Yes they should have.

    The international Criminal Court should have issued war crimes charges against the leader of Libyan long before he was killed because obviously he was doing things that others did not agree with and it was bad enough to get him killed. If it was that bad than there should of been an official charge.

  • He had been cooperating some

    Prior to the military intervention in toppling Gaddafi's regime in Libya, he and his government had actually been cooperating on occasion with international governments, especially in Europe. While he was a dictator and often hostile, there were deals and accords struck at times, especially in terms of handing over suspects for justice in the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. As dictators go, there were far worse ones than Gaddafi more deserving of attention.

  • The problems with courts is they require witnesses

    Muammar Gaddafi was allowed to run his dictatorship mostly because it was difficult to find anyone willing to stand up against him. Whispers of rebellion were often quickly addressed. The upper class were well maintained and devoted in order to keep their status. The citizens were kept isolated and ignorant. An international criminal court hearing would have done little considering he was the current leader of that country. Had he simply been overthrown, then it becomes much easier to hold court. While he is still in power it just looks like the ICC is as corrupt and one-sided as people claim.


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